MechE Colloquium: Converter-Dominated Power Systems: Scenarios for Switzerland and Integration into Operation


Event details

Date 29.11.2022
Hour 12:0013:00
Speaker Prof. Gabriela Hug, Power Systems Laboratory, Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, ETH Zurich
Location Online
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language English
Abstract: Countries around the world move towards increasing the penetration of converter-connected generation resources, mostly wind and photovoltaic generation, in order to render their systems more sustainable. This changes the generation portfolio of a country but also the import/export relationships between neighboring countries. On the technical side, replacing synchronous generators with converter-dominated resources changes the interactions of the generation resources with the grid and has impacts on the system dynamics. This talk is divided into two parts: the first part gives insights into electric energy scenarios for the future Swiss electric power system embedded into the European system providing a techno-economic analysis thereof. The second part focuses more on technical aspects, namely how converter-connected resources can efficiently be integrated into systems operation and aspects that become relevant for the resulting system dynamics.  

Biography: Prof. Gabriela Hug received the M.Sc. degree in information technology and electrical engineering in 2004 and the Ph.D. degree in electric power systems in 2008 from ETH Zurich. She also received the diploma in Higher Education Teaching in Electrical Engineering in 2007 from the same institution. After her PhD, she worked in the Special Studies Group of Hydro One in Toronto, Canada and from 2009 - 2015 she was an Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA. Currently, she is Professor in the Power Systems Laboratory at ETH Zurich and the Co-Director of the NCCR Automation. Her research is dedicated to control and optimization of electric power systems. She has received a number of awards for her work including the US NSF CAREER Award, the IEEE PES Outstanding Young Engineer Award and the ALEA Award.

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free



MechE Colloquium: Converter-Dominated Power Systems: Scenarios for Switzerland and Integration into Operation